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Counseling & Advising


The mission of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. College Preparatory High School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive and developmental counseling program that encompasses all facets of academic decision-making, personal/social development, and post-secondary planning. The role of the School Counselor is to support students in self-advocacy, self-awareness, encouraging ownership of their academic experience, and creating a concrete post-secondary plan. Our experienced professionals promote the emotional and intellectual growth and well-being of all students in a safe, open, and respectful environment. All King College Prep students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners in a global society.  


Mrs. Newby

School Counselor

Supports all students in grade 9-12 in the academic, social/emotional, & college/career domain.

Virtual Office Hours

M|T|R|T 8:00 a.m. - 3:16 p.m.

W 8:00 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Ms. Lee

Counseling Assistant

Provides support to the School Counselor with all students in grades 9-12 and test coordination.

Virtual Office Hours

M|T|R|T 8:00 a.m. - 3:16 p.m.

W 8:00 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Mr. Williams

College & Career Access Advisor

Supports all students in grades 9-12 with post-secondar awareness, exploration, planning and success.

Virtual Office Hours

M|T|R|T 8:00 a.m. - 3:16 p.m.

W 8:00 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Office Hours

The Counseling Suite is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students are welcome to visit at any time during the school day. 




Near North Development Corporation is King College Prep’s Academic TRIO partner . Our college readiness program is offered to all incoming freshmen who apply and are qualified.  We provide FREE services that are funded through the State of Illinois Department of Education. You are welcome to join our TRIO family our services are as follows:


* Tutoring group and individual


*Leadership Development

*Test Taking Skills (GPA enhancement)

*Career Exploration

*Virtual Activities in place of filed trips


Please request an application by emailing us directly at  Ms. Barrow the TRIO/ETS Program Coordinator can be reached directly to answer questions at (312) 515-1831 Ext 1 or my email at Multiple zoom sessions will be available for application assistance this Thursday, August 20th.

TRIO application is now available to download